Posted May 7, 2015 by Editorial Staff in Photo

[PHOTOS] MoAD’s latest exhibition Portraits is a must see

Museum of the African Diaspora • San Francisco
Museum of the African Diaspora • San Francisco

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Event: Exhibition Opening – Portraits and Other Likenesses
Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Location: Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco
Photos: Rodger P. Allen Photography

The opening reception on May 6 kicked off an expansive collaboration with SFMOMA. The museum was buzzing with MoAD and SFMOMA guests – all in awe of the carefully selected artworks that explore the dynamic role of portraiture in modern and contemporary art. One of the most talked about pieces of the evening was Mickalene Thomas’ recreated 1970s living room – Between Ourselves Again (2015). Co-curators, Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins (MoAD Guest Curator) and Caitlin Haskell (SFMOMA), wanted to consider “how contemporary artists have broadened our understanding of portraiture by expanding on and reconceiving the parameters of the classic genre.”

MoAD’s new show expands what ‘Portraits’ mean
“Portraits and Other Likenesses” got started with its MoAD and SFMOMA curators surveying the latter’s holdings of works by artists of the African diaspora. What has resulted is an exhibition of interest far beyond identity politics and historical curiosity. Whole college courses might be devised to study topical cross-sections of the exhibition, and with any luck, some will be. – San Francisco Chronicle. Read More>>

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